Ocean Academy is a small therapeutic school that offers educational services to students that need a more structured, nurturing environment to reach their academic and social goals. We work to successfully transition students back to districts or to successfully complete graduation requirements. As part of Ocean Mental Health Services, we work collaboratively with students, their families and school districts to provide support and services.

Ocean Academy’s cornerstone is its therapeutic component, which offers the student and their family psychiatric and therapeutic services and support from our clinical team. We develop and implement an individual treatment plan to improve academic functioning while working on any underlying concerns that maybe impacting school performance.  The goal is to help each student achieve his/her full positive potential, which is facilitated by a “hands on” intensive, structured, positive approach.

Educationally, Ocean Academy works closely with the sending districts to plan and implement the students plan with   “highly qualified” teachers and staff that are committed and trained to work with students that require individual needs.  They provide for a variety of educational experiences to give every student a chance for success.

All students are selected for admission based upon a review of records, meeting with the sending school district, parents, family members and most importantly an interview of the student.  The selection process is rigorous to ensure that students, families and sending districts agree that Ocean Academy offers the student the best opportunity to be successful based upon their current needs.


Ocean Academy has their own school buses and licensed school bus drivers. Having our own bus allows us to utilized the various parks, recreation and educational facilities throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties during the school year and our Extended School Year program.

Our mission is

To foster a collaborative environment that

is safe, calming, nurturing, and educational,

where students develop active and creative minds.

Welcome to Ocean Academy

It gives me great pleasure, as Principal of Ocean Academy, to welcome you to the Ocean Academy website. This website has been prepared in the hope that it will become for parents, students and visitors to the site, a valuable source of school news and timely information. This website has been developed to enable everyone to become familiar with our school, its policies, and other procedures that are basic for the smooth functioning of our school, as well as to provide you with updated school news, schedules and events. Our school has a very long tradition and our staff takes great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment, while at the same time offering a wide array of exciting and challenging academic programs.

Our entire staff is committed to establishing a school environment that allows our students to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

A student at Ocean Academy may look forward to many highly rewarding educational and personal experiences. New academic vistas will be explored, new friendships will be made, new perspectives on life will be developed, and the opportunity to mature in one of the finest schools in Ocean County will be offered.

TO YOU, THE STUDENTS of Ocean Academy, the administration, faculty, and staff extend a most sincere and hearty welcome. The ultimate purpose of education is to help each student become an effective citizen in a democracy. Our goal is to develop a program that will allow each student to realize his/her mental, emotional, social, and physical potential. We hope that you will participate in our varied activities within our school which will prepare you to live a better life and successfully take your place in society.

Our School welcomes you through its doors and we hope you will always be conscious of its traditions and requirements. The school will be whatever you make it. Remember that your success in the school will be directly proportional to your efforts. Let us always have the spirit and courage to do things which will make it outstanding. The image you create can make Ocean Academy a school to be proud of now and for many years to come.


Ocean Academy – 160 Route 9, Bayville, NJ 08721 – Phone: 732-505-2260 Fax: 732-505-1802


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